Releasing lakes

Thermokarst lake outside the city of Neryungri. If the climate continues to warm large methane releases from lakes like this may occur. The most recent estimation of the amount of carbon stored in permafrost soils is more than double the amount currently in the atmosphere.

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Thermokarst lake outside the city of Neryungri. If the climate continues to warm large methane releases from lakes like this may occur. The most recent estimation of the amount of carbon stored in permafrost soils is more than double the amount currently in the atmosphere.
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